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Trifari Brooches

Trifari (United States)

Costume jewelry maker Trifari is widely beloved for its fine craftsmanship and complex designs for necklaces, brooches and other accessories. The company was formed in New York during the early 1920s, when its partners Gustavo Trifari (who descended from a family of jewelers), Leo Krussman and Carl Fishel (business associates in hair-ornament manufacturing) recognized, as other designers during the Art Deco era such as Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel had, that fashion trends for affordable jewelry for everyday wear represented an opportunity (and that the popularity of shorter hairstyles didn’t bode well for their haircomb business).

Initially called Trifari, Krussman and Fishel Jewelry (T.K.F.), the trio eventually shortened their brand’s name, at the suggestion of an advertising professional, to Trifari in order to evoke the romance of Gustavo’s native Italy.

The hiring of French designer Alfred Philippe as head designer in 1930 was pivotal to Trifari’s success. A master craftsman who had worked with both Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, Philippe set about establishing the same high-quality standards of materials and craftsmanship in the design of costume jewelry and trained other Trifari artisans to do the same. Settings were delicate; crystals were hand set; designs, which sometimes featured dazzling floral motifs or exquisite depictions of marine life, were sophisticated and elegant, having both the look and feel of fine jewelry. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower wore a Trifari parure of faux pearls to her husband’s presidential inauguration in 1953 and Trifari glass pearls to his inaugural ball in 1957.

Before retiring in 1968, Philippe created Trifari’s most recognizable designs. In the 1930s, when the company was custom-making accessories for the stars of Broadway musicals, it was the crown motif: These brooches became so often identified with the brand that a crown was eventually incorporated into the trademark. In the 1940s, the “Jelly Bellies” inspired affection as well as knockoffs; these were animals, birds and insects sporting a “belly” of clear Lucite. Clip-Mates were another favorite and a technical marvel — two dress clips that, joined together, created a brooch.

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1960s Gilded Brushed Leaf Wreath Brooch w Crystal Rhinestones By Crown Trifari
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Measures 1.75" in diameter - Gold plated - Rhodium accents - Crystal rhinestones - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - This ...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

1960s Gilt Figural Brushed Leaf Brooch w Pearls & Crystal Rhinestones By Trifari
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 2.75" x 1" - Gold plated - Crystal rhinestones - Faux pearls - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - This item has been cleane...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

Trifari Gold Flower with Rhinestone Accent 1940s Flower Brooch
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful and three dimensional 1940s flower brooch by renowned American costume jewelry company Trifari. Each of the flower petals is designed as an open loop shape. The rhineston...
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1950s Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Gold Plate

Vintage Milk Glass & White Enamel Leaves Gilded Brooch By Crown Trifari, 1950s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 2.25" x 1.5" - Gold plated - White enameling - Milk glass accents - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1950s - Estate acquired - This item has been c...
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1950s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Enamel

1960s Gilt & White Enamel Dogwood Flower Figural Brooch By Crown Trifari
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 2" x 2" - Gold plated - White enamel - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - This item has been cleaned & polished and is ready...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Enamel

Vintage Gilt & White Enamel Abstract Brooch By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 3.2" x 1.5" - White enamel - Gold plated - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - This item has been cleaned & polished and is r...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Enamel

Vintage Gilt & White Enamel Abstract Swirl Brooch By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 2.6" x 1.5" - Gold plated - White enamel - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - This item has been cleaned & polished and is r...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

1940's Trifari Rhinestone Floral Spray Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fabulous floral spray of rhinestones in a rhodium plated brooch setting by Alfred Spaney for Trifari. Mr. Spaney produced a number of beautiful floral designs for Trifari in the 1...
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1940s Art Deco Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Rhodium

Vintage Gilded "Forget Me Not" White Flowers Brooch by Crown Trifari, 1950s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Measures 2.5" tall - Gold plated - White resin flowers - Crystal rhinestone accents - From the "Forget Me Not Collection" by Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - ...
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1950s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

Trifari 1953 Gold Heart Brooch & Pendant
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
A vintage openwork gold heart pin with rhinestone accents from famed American fashion jewelry company Trifari. The design for this brooch was patented in 1953. The brooch is lightly ...
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1950s Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Gold Plate

Vintage Gilded Holly Christmas Brooch by Trifari, 1970s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Measures 2.5" wide - Gold plated - By Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1970s - Estate acquired - Excellent vintage condition
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1970s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

Vintage Gilded Abstract Circular Swirl Brooch by Crown Trifari, 1950s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Measures 1.5" in diameter - Gold plated - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1950s - Estate acquired - Excellent vintage condition
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1950s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

Vintage Gilt Ornate Butterfly Figural Brooch by Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Measures 2" x 2.4" - Gold plated - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - Excellent vintage condition
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

Trifari Gold Plated Faux Ivory Pearl and Clear Rhinestone Star Statement Brooch
By Trifari
Located in London, GB
Fabulous and stylish Trifari gold plated brooch featuring faux ivory pearls with clear rhinestones in a stylised star design, circa 1960s. The brooch displays plenty of detail, with ...
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1960s Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Gold Plate

Crown Trifari "Etoile" Green Aurora Borealis & Lava Rhinestone Demi Parure, 1959
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous, immaculate, fully intact & important Crown Trifari "Etoile" Collection demi-parure consisting of statement brooch and clip on earrings. - Brooch measures 2" x 2.5" - Earri...
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1950s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

Crown Trifari Gilded Leaves & Rhinestone Demi-Parure Brooch & Earrings, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Brooch measures 2.5" x 1.6" - Earrings measure 1.75" x 1" each - Gold plated - Two tone green Aurora Borealis iridescent rhinestones - Clip on earring backs - All pieces signed Cro...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

Crown Trifari Precious Pets Enameled Butterfly Brooch, Signed, 1967
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- 1.75" x 2.25" - Gold plated - Enameled - Rhinestone accents - Signed Crown Trifari on verso - Circa 1967 - Part of the Precious Pets Collection - Good vintage condition, some minor...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Enamel

Crown Trifari Precious Pets Enameled Owl Brooch, Signed, 1967
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- 1.5" x 2" - Gold plated - Enameled - Glass cabochon accents - Signed Crown Trifari on verso - Circa 1967 - Part of the Precious Pets Collection - Good vintage condition
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Enamel

Crown Trifari Precious Pets Enameled Poodle Dog Brooch, Signed, 1967
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- 2" x 1.25" - Gold plated - Enameled - Glass cabochon accents - Signed Crown Trifari on verso - Circa 1967 - Part of the Precious Pets Collection - Good vintage condition
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Enamel

Crown Trifari Precious Pets Enameled Pony / Horse Brooch, Signed, 1967
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- 2.5" x 1.5" - Gold plated - Enameled - Glass cabochon accents - Signed Crown Trifari on verso - Circa 1967 - Part of the Precious Pets Collection - Good vintage condition
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Enamel

Trifari Tooth Pearl Brooch, Sorrentino Series
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Trifari Tooth Pearl Brooch, Sorrentino Series from the 1960's in brushed gold finish, accented with smokey grey crystals and faux Mississippi pearls. 1.75" across.
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1960s Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Gilt Metal

1940'S Sterling Vermeil, Lucite & Crystal Jelly Belly Turtle Brooch By, Trifari
By Trifari
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1940'S Iconic & Coveted Sterling Silver, Gold Vermeil, Lucite & Austrian Crystal Turtle Jelly Belly Brooch By, Alfred Phillipe For Trifari. This rare collectors Turtle Jelly Belly is...
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Mid-20th Century Trifari Brooches

Trifari 1950s Butterfly Brooch
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
A lovely Trifari butterfly brooch from the 1950s. The wing are in a textured satin gold while the edges and tips are a shiny gold for contrast. A large oval grey rhinestone at the to...
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1950s Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Gold Plate

Trifari Art Deco Floral Spray Brooch from 1941
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
A large rhodium plate and rhinestone floral spray in the Art Deco style by Trifari. The design is a bouquet of long spirals, a long leaf and branch of tiny two petal flowers all swee...
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1940s Art Deco Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Rhodium

Trifari Sterling 1940s Glass Cabochon Diminutive Butterfly Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
Trifari 1940s Sterling vermeil diminutive butterfly brooch The elegant small scale brooch is embellished with ruby color and sapphire blue glass cabochons Sheathed in gilt vermeil...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Trifari Brooches

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Sterling Silver

Trifari Vintage Silver Blooming Flower Pin Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Milford, DE
A glamorous flower pin brooch by Trifari in silver! Silver-tone. Marks / hallmarks / etc: Trifari
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20th Century Retro Trifari Brooches

Trifari Vintage Gold Fish Nautical Pin Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Milford, DE
A stylish retro Trifari brooch, featuring a golden fish. This nautical-themed pin adds some class to any style! Gold filled. Marks / hallmarks / etc: Trifari
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20th Century Retro Trifari Brooches

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Gold-filled

Trifari Vintage Gold Open Wreath Pin Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Milford, DE
A stylish retro Trifari brooch, featuring a golden open-wreath-style motif. The perfect touch of class by Trifari! Gold filled. Marks / hallmarks / etc: Trifari
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20th Century Retro Trifari Brooches

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Gold-filled

Trifari Golden Floral Motif Pin Brooch, Vintage 1900s
By Trifari
Located in Milford, DE
Vintage Trifari pin, featuring a golden, abstract, floral-inspired motif in the traditional Trifari style. Gold-filled. Marks / hallmarks: Trifari © If you are interested, please ...
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20th Century Retro Trifari Brooches

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Gold-filled

Trifari Alfred Philippe Sterling Retro Clip Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Trifari rose gold plated sterling silver faux moonstone cabochon clip brooch by Alfred Philippe. This Retro brooch is further enhanced by pierce work, faux rubies and crystal rhinest...
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1940s Retro Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Gold Plate, Rose Gold, Sterling Silver

Trifari Gold Flower Pin Brooch with Amethyst Crystals and Cabochon
By Trifari
Located in Milford, DE
Floral brooch by Trifiari. This gold plated flower is decorated with amethyst crystals and a centerpiece cabochon.
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20th Century Retro Trifari Brooches

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Crystal, Gold Plate

Trifari Gilded Leopard Figural Brooch with Enamel Details, circa 1980s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous gold-plated leopard figural brooch with black enamel spots by Trifari, circa 1980s. Trifari is a highly collected costume jewelry brand, noted for its quality and intricate ...
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1980s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

Crown Trifari Gilded Heart Brooch with Swarovski Pavé by Alfred Philippe, 1953
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This rare treasure from the early 1950s was designed by famed Trifari artist, Alfred Philippe. His designs became very popular, known for his masterful use of Swarovski crystals. Thi...
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1950s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

Crown Trifari Brutalist Sunburst Amethyst Rhinestone Brooch, Signed, circa 1955
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful gilded brooch by Trifari (circa 1955) marries two popular mid-century modern aesthetics - a classic sunburst design with a Brutalist-inspired texture and accented with...
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1950s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

1960s Trifari Brass and Pearl Brooch
By Trifari
Located in San Francisco, CA
1960s Trifari brooch featuring textured and finished brass curve-like shapes centered with three glass pearls. The back has a standard brooch pin and hallmarked with "Trifari".
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1960s Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Brass

Trifari Alfred Philippe Invisibly Set Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Trifari Alfred Philippe Invisibly set KTF ruby leaf art deco brooch. Bar form composed of three invisibly set glass leaves, crystal pave and baguettes set in rhodium plated base meta...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Crystal, Rhodium, Base Metal, Gilt Metal

Trifari Crown Textured Gold Motif Pin Brooch, Mid 1900s
By Trifari
Located in Milford, DE
A sophisticated Crown Trifari pin brooch, featuring a textured gold decorative motif in the classic Trifari style. Hallmarks: Trifari ©
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20th Century Trifari Brooches

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Gold-filled

Trifari Crystal Enamel Fish Brooch in Box circa 1997
By Trifari
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
Trifari crystal enamel large scale fish brooch in Trifari box c 1997 The stylized gilt metal fish brooch is encrusted with a cluster of Aurora Borealis crystals that distinguish the ...
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1990s Modern Trifari Brooches

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Base Metal, Enamel, Gilt Metal

Trifari Silver Plated Faux Pearl and Clear Rhinestone Flower and Leaf Brooch
By Trifari
Located in London, GB
Fabulous and stylish Trifari silver plated brooch featuring faux pearls with clear marquise and baguette rhinestones in a stylised flower and leaf design. Measuring length 8.6cm / 3....
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Mid-20th Century Trifari Brooches

Crown Trifari Lucite Ladybug, Mushroom and Strawberry Trio Brooch Pins Estate
By Trifari
Located in Montreal, QC
Awesome trio of Vintage signed Crown Trifari Blue and White Pins, featuring a Ladybug Beetle, Mushroom and Strawberry; each measuring approx. 1.5-2" long; Signed Crown TRIFARI©; circ...
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1960s Modernist Vintage Trifari Brooches

Crown TRIFARI Gold Toned Textured Marine Plant Leaf Design Brooch, 1950s/1960s
By Trifari
Located in Munich, DE
Beautiful Crown TRIFARI stylized marine plant brooch from the 1950s/1960s. The gold toned brooch features arched highly textured stippled leaves and closes with a secure roll over cl...
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1960s Vintage Trifari Brooches

Vintage Trifari Crown Alfred Phillipe Green Crystal Fur / Dress Clip in Gold
By Trifari
Located in Milford, DE
A Trifari Crown fur/dress clip designed by Alfred Phillipe during his time at Trifari. Features a large pale-emerald green colored crystal set in an open back, dual prong, clip bezel.
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Mid-20th Century Retro Trifari Brooches

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Crystal, Gold Plate

Trifari Etched Gilde Gold Vermeil Hardware "Puppy" Brooch
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
Trifari Adorable etched gilded gold vermeil hardware "Puppy" brooch measures 1 5/8 inches in height. Width measures 1 3/8 inches, with a depth of 1/2 inch. Made in the US.
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1970s Baroque Vintage Trifari Brooches

Trifari Gold Tone and White Crystal Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Paris, FR
Trifari gold tone and white crystal large brooch featuring a back safety pin opening, a back pitted plaque. 1,9 in. (5cm) X 1.18in. (3cm) In excellent vintage condition. Made in USA...
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1970s Vintage Trifari Brooches

Trifari Cream and Gold Sea Shell Pin Brooch, 1980s
By Trifari
Located in San Francisco, CA
Trifari 1980s (estimated) gold and cream shell pin. Measures approximately 2 1/4" by 1 1/8". Signed 'TRIFARI' at back in block caps. Very good condition, tiny hard to sp...
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1980s Vintage Trifari Brooches

Trifari Trembler Spray, 1940s
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Large Trifari Retro clip from the 1940's in bronze-green gold finish in the antique style. Designed to look like an antique Victorian diamond spray with 2 spring mounted flower heads...
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1940s Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Gilt Metal

Trifari Round White and Strass Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Paris, FR
Trifari round brooch featuring white & strass beads, a back safety pin opening, a back pitted plaque. Diameter 1,5in. (4cm) In excellent vintage condition. Made in USA One strass is ...
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1980s Vintage Trifari Brooches

Trifari Jelly Belly Sailfish Clip Brooch, Norman Bel Geddes
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Rare Trifari Norman Bel Geddes Jelly Belly fish brooch designed in 1941. This Jelly Belly Sailfish Clip-Brooch is formed of a yellow and rose gold plated base metal alternating to fo...
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1940s Art Deco Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Gilt Metal

Rare Trifari Retro Bow
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Unusual and rare Trifari 2 toned retro bow brooch. Pink and yellow gold are mixed with sapphire and ruby square cut pastes with openwork pave. 3" x 2". 1940's USA. Excellent condit...
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1940s Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Base Metal

Trifari Gold Tone Red Glass Starburst Brooch
By Trifari
Located in London, GB
Beautiful gold tone brooch in a starburst design, and featuring a square faceted red glass stone, by Trifari. The front is in shiny gold tone and the back is brushed. This stylish a...
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1950s Vintage Trifari Brooches

Trifari Rare Purple Jelly Belly Turtle Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Rare gold washed sterling silver Trifari purple lucite Jelly Belly brooch. Retro style with emerald cabochon eyes and crystal pave, 1940's. 1.50" L,1.25" W
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1940s Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Gold Plate

Trifari Gilt Angelfish with Pearl Bubbles
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Charming and collectable Trifari Angelfish brooch with pearl bubbles and pave rhinestone accents. Unusual finish which is hand painted with gold highlights with the addition of parti...
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1950s Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Gilt Metal

Iconic Trifari Pearl Belly Swan Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
This oversized swan brooch is considered by most to be one of the most important iconic pieces of American Costume jewelry ever made by Trifari in the 1930s. Designed by David Mir fo...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Trifari Brooches

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Base Metal

Rare Trifari Wisteria Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Rare Trifari Wisteria Brooch by Alfred Phillipe for Trifari. Collector Quality circa 1942 USA. A pair of articulated branches with faux aqua demilune stones fall freely from beaut...
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1940s Art Deco Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Base Metal

Trifari Art Deco Suite
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Trifari Art Deco Suite in faux aquamarine and rubies in high Art Deco style. Emerald cut faux aquas are mixed with faux ruby baguettes and pave accents to form the elegant bracelet ...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Gilt Metal

60s Trifari Rhinestone Earring and Brooch Set
By Trifari
Located in San Francisco, CA
60s Trifari Rhinestone Earring and Brooch Set. Gold tone hardware. Clip-on earrings.
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1960s Vintage Trifari Brooches

Large Trifari Gold with Navy Enamel and Pearl Floral Brooch
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
This wonderfully detailed Trifari navy enamel and pearl with gilded gold hardware brooch is richly detailed with gold hardware etched within the navy enamel. This brooch measures 2&q...
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1960s Vintage Trifari Brooches

Trifari Gold Vermeil with Emerald Green Rhinestone "Leaf" Brooch
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
Trifari gilded gold vermeil finish with emerald green rhinestones "Leaf" brooch measures 1 5/8" in length across, 1 3/8" in height and 2/8" in depth.
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1980s Vintage Trifari Brooches